The Diez Siglos winery is a relatively young project, although it’s also one with extensive background. It was born in 2009 thanks interest from a group of people who love both wine and the land where they live, who have a clear desire to keep alive the ages-old legacy of one of Spain’s most exciting grape varieties: Verdejo. A group of 65 vine growers who know and love the land, and who, day by day, care for it and work to obtain grapes of incredible quality. Moreover, they’ve brought high-profile experts on board in order to produce high-quality wines, using winery controls and today’s most cutting-edge technology; wines that, over the course of their short lives, are already growing in importance and gaining recognition at both national and international level.
RUEDA DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN
The Rueda Designation of Origin (D.O. Rueda) benefits from natural resources that are very good for producing high-quality wines, and is an area that specialises in the production of white wines that have achieved broad international recognition. Work has been done for several years to recognise and protect the indigenous grape variety Verdejo.
Diez Siglos belongs to the Rueda Designation of Origin and meets the regulatory board’s quality requirements as regards the control of vineyard planting, control of yields by plots, harvest control (health, origin and variety), wine yields from each winery, production and ageing methods and times, as well as the qualification of the wines that are going to be bottled.
THE WINEMAKING PROCESS
We use different kinds of winemaking processes and fermentation methods for our cherished Verdejo grapes, such as ageing on lees, barrel fermentation and producing red, rosé and sparkling (Canto 5) wines.